With the demand for organic, chemical-free, and eco-friendly foods on the rise, Farmer's Markets are more popular then ever! But...how organic and local are the fruits and veggies at the market? Asking questions and building a relationship with the seller is essential to finding the best products!
Questions you should ask...
"Where and by whom was this food grown?"
"Is this certified organic?" (you can also request to see a copy of their certificate)
"Why aren't you certified?"
"Are you aware of OMRI?" (a farmer that you would want to purchase from would be aware of the Organic Materials Review Board)
"What is in season?"
The values farmer's markets promote are fantastic, but to truly get the healthiest food for your family and smartest food for the planet you must be informed! Ask, ask, ask!
photo by NatalieMaynor